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Cup of Cavs for October 8, 2020

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Today’s news and notes.

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The Lakers have made the switch to wear their Black Mamba uniforms for Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Los Angeles is 4-0 when wearing these uniforms.

Goran Dragic (foot) is doubtful to play in Game 5 of the Finals vs. the Lakers on Friday.

Bam Adebayo (neck) is being listed as questionable for Friday’s Game 5 Finals matchup with the Lakers.

Alvin Gentry has agreed to a three-year deal to serve as the associate head coach on Luke Walton’s staff in Sacramento. Early congratulations to Alvin for when he inevitably takes over for Luke Walton.

Montrezl Harrell has won the 2019-20 NBA Hustle Award.

Jonathan Simmons will sign a deal with the Liaoning Flying Leopards in China.

According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the Knicks would have to move Kevin Knox in a potential package for Chris Paul. Knicks president Leon Rose is reportedly “not sold” on Knox as a prospect, and that may be fueling these rumors. The Thunder are looking for a player on a rookie contract in addition to a first-round pick for Paul, and Berman reports that the Thunder would rather have Knox than Dennis Smith Jr. or Frank Ntilikina.